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Special Programs Highlight National Archives Records in March
Press Release ยท Thursday, February 5, 2009

Washington, DC…In March, the National Archives will feature a series of programs highlighting records from its holdings. All programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Please note that some of these programs will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

Visitors to all programs in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-24) should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. The National Archives at College Park, MD is located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m.
Declassifying Secrets: Opening Classified Records for Public Disclosure
Room G-24, Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)

Archives Specialist Jill James will show researchers how to find records in the National Archives’ updated online Archival Research Catalog (ARC). (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in the auditorium, on Thursday, March 5, at 11 a.m.).

Wednesday, March 4, at 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m.

Introduction to Genealogy
Room G-24, Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)

Archives staff will present a lecture on basic genealogical research in Federal records. This lecture occurs on select Saturdays and the first Wednesday of the month.  (April’s “Introduction to Genealogy” lectures will be held on Wednesday, April 1, and during the Annual Genealogy Fair on April 22 & 23.)

Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m.
Civil War Pension Files at Footnote.com
Room G-24, Research Center (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue)

Laura Prescott from Footnote.com will discuss the Civil War pension files recently scanned and published online through the partnership between the National Archives, Family Search